Pear Ginger Pastry

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Laurie Sanders

By
@rhinemaidens3

Lots of bakeries and coffee shops sell a pastry like this one. My mom said aloud the other day that she would love to know how to make them. I was given some fresh pears and so I picked up some frozen puff pastry to see if I could figure it out. On the second try, I found the right combination and methods to get something very close to what we had at a local bakery recently.

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Serves:
4
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet(s)
    frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 2
    ripe pears
  • 4 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • 2 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon, ground
  • 2 tsp
    fresh ginger
  • 4 Tbsp
    demera or crystal sugar

How to Make Pear Ginger Pastry

Step-by-Step

  1. Line a jelly roll pan with parchment paper. Gently unroll the thawed puff pastry. Using a sharp knife, divide it into 4 equal size squares. Place the squares on the parchment with a little space between them.
  2. Combine the melted butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and ginger in a bowl and mix well. Gently brush the butter mixture over all four squares until well covered. Use about half the mixture.
  3. HINT: You can buy fresh ginger and peel and dice it very finely yourself or many grocery stores carry fresh ginger already peeled and minced in a tube in the produce section. If you substitute powdered ginger, go easy or you may omit the ginger all together.
  4. Peel the pears, cut them in half and carefully remove the core. Then thinly slice the pears the narrow way (see picture). Carefully transfer half a sliced pear to the center of each puff pastry square and gently fan the pear out a little leaving about an inch all the way around. If you push the pear out too much, the puff pastry won't puff up.
  5. Brush the pears with the remaining butter mixture until it is all used up. Sprinkle a scant tablespoon of crystal or demera sugar over each pear.
  6. Place in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes and bake. Remove from oven and immediately transfer the pastries to a cooling rack to keep them from getting soggy. Makes 4 pastries.

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About Pear Ginger Pastry

Course/Dish: Other Breakfast
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: French
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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